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PC wizz: what is file compression?

In short words file compression is finding the redundant parts (bytes, words) from inside a file and then building a dictionary (an index) based on their position inside the file. Then, instead of the actual words use the index number. This way you are able to compress a big text file to a 1/10th or […]

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File compression: what is that? [computers]

File compression is a process of identifying the patterns in a file and then copying the part that is repeated at the start of the file and then inserting positions where the given part should show up. It is easier with text files to do this, but way harder with images or photos. Compression of […]

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